E. H. Miller Sierra County, New Mexico

E. H. Bickford, manager of the Lake Valley Mines Company and the Rio Mimbres Irrigation Company, his home being at Lake Valley, came to the Territory from Colorado in 1899 and took charge of the Snake and Opportunity mines at Hillsboro, being thus engaged for a year and a half. In 1901 he took charge of the property of the Lake Valley Mines Company, the leading stockholder being L. G. Fisher, president of the Union Bag and Paper Company. He has charge of all the western works of Mr. Fisher, including the Rio Mimbres Irrigation Company. He is engaged in damming the Rio Mimbres, preparatory to irrigating several thousand acres of land above Deming, New Mexico. The last enterprise is the most important of which he has charge at present, and when completed will be of the utmost value and benefit to the district into which its water, will flow. He has also been prominent in developing mining interests in Sierra County, and at present is searching for a process for treating profitably the low-grade silver ore of the Lake Valley district.

Mr. Bickford is a member of Hillsboro Lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M., the Lodge of Perfection at Santa Fe and the Consistory at Denver, having thus attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish rite in Masonry.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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